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Larimer County Cooperative Extension Advisory Meeting

November 1, 2007



The meeting was held in the Extension Office Meeting Room in Fort Collins. Those present were Marsha Dooley, Rob Knebl, Ellen Donovan, Jessie Mae Hendrickson, Valerie Clark, Sandra Larson, Pam Harrold, Rob Ryan, Trena Anastasia, Ralph Bender, Kyle Uhlmann, Suzanne Jarboe-Simpson, Alberto Squassabia, Extension Director Laurel Kubin, Extension Agent Kathy Wolfe, and Fred McClanahan, Jr.


The meeting was called to order at 8:10 a.m. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved. Introductions were made.


Agent Report


Kathy Wolfe, Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development reported on several areas in the 4-H program.


Highlights of 2007 4-H Outreach

School Enrichment

After School

Youth Engagement Team

B.A.S.E. Camp JC Penney Grant

Communities Empowering Youth Grant

4-H Cloverbud After-School

New 4-H Clubs in underserved areas of the county

Daniels Fun Scholarships

Operation Military Kids

Teen Etiquette


2007 Classic 4-H Highlights

1082 4-H members

New 4-H Agent, Wendy Woerner

National Initiative Science Engineering Technology

National Champion 4-H Meats Judging Team

Updating and revising 4-H website

Working Ranch horse

Strengthen volunteer screening and application process

One new 4-H club --- 4 likely this year

Judging jackpot


Plans for 2008

Training in small engines, electrics, photography woodworking, horseless horse, parliamentary procedure, Cloverbud leader training, cake decorating, sewing & quilting.

Fiber Fun Day

Market livestock carcass contests at the County Fair

Demonstration practice day

Creative Cooks workshop

Kathy is president-elect of the Colorado Association of Extension 4-H Agents


Directors Report


  • Larimer County Extension is hosting a seminar for realtors of small acreages
  • The Rocky Mountain Conference on Aging in the Workplace was very successful
  • The 2006-2007 Master Gardener year will conclude with a recognition banquet.
  • The Larimer County Alliance for Grandfamilies is developing plans for a website.
  • Food Stamp Nutrition Education has many upcoming classes.
  • Osteoporosis prevention program Strong Women will be starting a new series in 2008.
  • Recidivism Prevention (new opportunity for Extension) educates individuals who have been incarcerated and helps them to remain out of prison.
  • Updates for the 2008 Larimer County Fair


Extension Showcase Planning


Showcase will be held in the restaurant at the Budweiser Events Center on December 6. Staff and advisory committee members are asked to arrive at 11:30 a.m., lunch and program start promptly at 12 Noon, with adjourment by 1:30 p.m.


The new Extension Annual Report should be complete and on the tables at Showcase.


Future Meetings

March 6

May 1

September 4

November 6

Showcase December 4 (?)


Trends and Issues


One person in five in Larimer County lives in a household that is at poverty level.



The meeting adjourned at 9:55 a.m.


Next meeting will be Thursday, March 6 in the meeting room of the Larimer County Extension Office.


Respectfully submitted,


Fred McClanahan, Jr.

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